I have said it before, I will say it again. I don't hide the world from my kido's. Even though the mother in me would like to cover them and protect them from the world at large. I cannot. My answer to this dilemma is to educate them when they learn new colorful sentence enhancers and new concepts.
This was a week for new concepts. Oh the joys! While discussing issues of terrorism, depression, and other fun items, I suggested to my sweet lovey boy that if he needed to talk to someone else he could. I began to list people who, 1. I trust and 2. I trust to tell me if its really bad. I was cut short on my listing of people with:
Mom, really? I don't need to talk to anyone else. You give me plenty of information and always tell me everything! Even when I don't want to know anymore. I know that being informed and educated on these issues is a way to help me understand them and when someone uses or discusses things incorrectly I can recognize that they are not informed. And mom, girls are still gross!
(YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so not ready for girls!) Oh and yeah, he's a smart one!